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A roster shot of the 4342, taken west of Redwater at 19:45. Only a few years earlier (85 to 87) I was enjoying a wealth of variety in first generation units. In the last year preceding this photo, there was only a handful of occasions with a high hood GP9 in the consist, and only trailing, never leading. Essentially, B units with windows. It had been some several weeks since seeing the last one and on this sunny night, I took advantage. Good thing, as this is the last high hood I photo'd on the Coronado Sub. Showing some obvious signs of wear and tear but still pulling. The lineup consisted of the 4785, 4243, 4706 and 4704 hauling a hefty string of liquid sulphur tanks with an equal number of empty ballast hoppers. Cab 79487 brought up the rear. A period, not unlike the current GE's, started on the Coronado Sub. with most traffic headed up by GP38's (re-built GP9's made appearances). Although looking like a drab future, things were to change considerably in the next several years. Including having RailLink operating trains to the Fort McMurray area.
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Caption: A roster shot of the 4342, taken west of Redwater at 19:45. Only a few years earlier (85 to 87) I was enjoying a wealth of variety in first generation units. In the last year preceding this photo, there was only a handful of occasions with a high hood GP9 in the consist, and only trailing, never leading. Essentially, B units with windows. It had been some several weeks since seeing the last one and on this sunny night, I took advantage. Good thing, as this is the last high hood I photo'd on the Coronado Sub. Showing some obvious signs of wear and tear but still pulling. The lineup consisted of the 4785, 4243, 4706 and 4704 hauling a hefty string of liquid sulphur tanks with an equal number of empty ballast hoppers. Cab 79487 brought up the rear. A period, not unlike the current GE's, started on the Coronado Sub. with most traffic headed up by GP38's (re-built GP9's made appearances). Although looking like a drab future, things were to change considerably in the next several years. Including having RailLink operating trains to the Fort McMurray area.

Photographer:
L. Parks [120] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/01/1990 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4342 (search)
Train Symbol: Unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Coronado Sub. (search)
City/Town: Redwater (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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6 Comments
  1. Yeah, it’s too bad the 7016 is a remote unit now but hey, better a remote unit than razor blades..

  2. I remember those photos very well. That is really cool that you shot it yourself back in the summer. Makes for a great connecting story (a stretch of nearly 30 years). I am sorry that I did not try a search here first, as I would have linked your shots right off the bat. I do find the search at this site a little frustrating at times, but, that is not a good excuse to not use it at all. Thanks for the links Jamie.
    Thanks to you also Joe. Then, after I’ve made my careful measurements, the lumber I cut still does not work. Forgot to take into account the width of the saw. Oh Crap! :-)

  3. You don’t have a monopoly on the dyslexia. I try to measure twice (or three Times) and cut once. Very nice shot Larry :0)

  4. I see I have a little dyslexia in the photo caption. Should be 4243. I will put my glasses on upside down from now on. :-D

  5. Neat, I shot the 7016 in Hamilton in the summer on a couple of occasions, and did upload a couple here too :)

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=38632

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=38529

  6. For those interested, the 4243 was re-built in 1991 to the 7016. On RR Picture Archives (see link) there is a photo from Aug. 30th, 2019 showing the 7016 leading 541 to MacMillan yard. So this old girl is still in existence and possibly in the Toronto area. :-)
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5182868

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